The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme is the flagship programme of the Jack Petchey Foundation and it currently operates across 1,600 different schools, groups and organisations within London and Essex. The Achievement Award Scheme aims to enable schools, colleges and youth organisations to recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of their young people. Sir Jack Petchey CBE wants young people to raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and make a contribution to their society. Achievement Awards are designed to recognise a wide range of achievements. It is not just about being clever, or gifted, but about putting the effort in and doing your best.
Here are our most recent winners, as well as the reasons they gained the award:
Kian (Year 7): Kian is always enthusiastic about school and his learning. He contributes 100% in all his lessons and always tries his best, no matter how hard he finds something. Kian shows super resilience, he remains positive and never grumbles even when things are hard. He is friendly to all and is often heard paying others compliments or starting conversations. Every half term, Kian does several pieces of the optional homework he is given and brings it in to share, showing modest pride in his independent achievements. He is an asset to his class and Carew.
Mary (Year 10): Every day Mary arrives at school with a can-do attitude, she is consistently kind and caring to her peers and is so resilient when it comes to her learning. She is a fantastic role model to those around her and has built strong and lasting relationships with both peers and staff. She always goes above and beyond in her lessons. She works incredibly hard every day, even in lessons that she finds difficult. She never gives up and always tries. Mary will always be positive and kind, even when things are difficult for her. She is an asset to Carew and we are very proud of her.
Summer (Year 10): Summer has shown great maturity and resilience this year. On various occasions this year, she has been able to find positive, adaptive ways to get through struggles. She is able to come up with ways to distract and help her feel better, looking after her mental and physical health. She is conscious of the importance of this as she grows older and has independently chosen to deviate her distraction to this instead of making wrong choices and getting stuck in a negative loop. Summer is very dedicated to presenting her school work neatly, wanting to properly learn how to spell and wanting to complete it to the best of her ability. She knows the importance of doing well in her school work in order to help her achieve her career goal as a voice- actor. She pushes herself out of her comfort zone to learn and take part in activities that she knows will help her to become a better person. She is very kind to her peers and tries to help them when they are needed. She is able to support them when appropriate with their learning.
Teodora (Year 12): Teodora has been an outstanding student this year. She has listened carefully, followed instructions and worked with increasing independence. Best of all, is Teodora’s kind and considerate attitude towards other students. Teodora will use encouraging words to sympathise, praise and support others. Teodora cares for fellow students in her class, always encouraging them and helping them. She has gained an increased amount of independence in 6th form and looks out for younger students across the school community.
All our winners are given £250 each to spend as they see fit in school, on an event or resources. Our winners have chosen to use their money on a range of things, from celebration dinners and cinema trips to art resources.
Well done to our winners. Your Carew family are very proud of you!